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Boston Tea Party
This Thursday, December 16, 1773, the Sons of Liberty disguised themselves as Indians and boarded onto British ships. They then took control of tea from Britain. They are said they have done this deed, because of the anger they have toward the taxation British has allowed. The Sons of Liberty took hold of 342 boxes of tea and dumped them into the Boston Harbor. They believe that they should not be taxed without any representation in the Parliament. They call this event The Boston Tea Party. This has the British upset and the protesters still angry.
Proclamation of 1763
September 5, 1774, a delegate from twelve of the colonies met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to meet about the Intolerable Acts. Georgia did not participate in this meeting for they wanted to do nothing with the conflicts. Peyton Randolph of Virginia, was elected the first president of Congress. They wanted to unite as colonies to allow Britain to give them freedom. They came up with a document called the Proclamation. It states they will not agree to British concerns. They will send this to Britain and wait for Britain’s word on the issue.